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BWW Review: Broadway's Resilient Moms Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Send Love And Light to Ruthie Ann Miles BWW Review: Broadway's Resilient Moms Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Send Love And Light to Ruthie Ann Miles
by Troy Frisby - April 02, 2018

Of the many great parts of the Broadway community and the performing arts community at large, perhaps the greatest is its ability to come together and provide support for one another. BROADWAY BABY MAMAS, held at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 15 little more than a week after the unthinkable tragedy ... (more...)
BWW Review: Tilda Swinton Moves Into The Laurie Beechman In The Absurd and Exquisite TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST BWW Review: Tilda Swinton Moves Into The Laurie Beechman In The Absurd and Exquisite TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST
by Audrey Moyce - April 02, 2018

Byron Lane's meditation on the artifice and projection of fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored through the prism of Tom Lenk's exquisitely crafted performance in TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST, which ran March 16-25 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. CRAIGSLIST's Tilda is almost better... (more...)
BWW Review: Bebe Neuwirth Serves Up an Acting Lesson at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Melanie Votaw - April 06, 2018

If you want to know how to act a song, go see Bebe Neuwirth, who recently performed STORIES WITH PIANO, #1 at Feinstein's/54 Below.... (more...)
BWW Review: Feinstein's/54 Below Pays Tribute to BABY: THE MUSICAL and Benefits Planned Parenthood BWW Review: Feinstein's/54 Below Pays Tribute to BABY: THE MUSICAL and Benefits Planned Parenthood
by Melanie Votaw - March 25, 2018

For nearly 35 years, I have loved the score of BABY, the Broadway musical that ran for 241 performances from 1983 to 1984 and made Liz Callaway a star. So, it was thrilling to hear the music sung in concert by a stellar cast at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 18, the proceeds of which went to Planned ... (more...)
BWW Review: Full of Contradictions and Multitudes, Lena Hall Nails the Part in THE ART OF THE AUDITION BWW Review: Full of Contradictions and Multitudes, Lena Hall Nails the Part in THE ART OF THE AUDITION
by Ashley Steves - March 16, 2018

Quite the contradiction, no one is as simultaneously surprised and unfazed by Lena Hall's success as Lena Hall.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Talks The GAY-B-C'S, The Transference Of Queer Culture, And Hope for The Future BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Talks The GAY-B-C'S, The Transference Of Queer Culture, And Hope for The Future
by Troy Frisby - February 20, 2018

Already this year, Justin Sayre is working on a new book, a musical album produced by Julian Fleisher, and 'an episodic comedy-horror soap opera' called RAVENSWOOD MANOR, set to be performed like 'a live TV show,' among numerous other projects. But first, the ever-busy performer will return to Joe's... (more...)
BWW Review: Savion Glover and Leonardo Suarez Paz Bring a Fiery Collaboration of Tango & Tap to Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Review: Savion Glover and Leonardo Suarez Paz Bring a Fiery Collaboration of Tango & Tap to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Melanie Votaw - February 22, 2018

Tap dancer Savion Glover (BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK, SHUFFLE ALONG) and tanguero Leonardo Suarez Paz (FOREVER TANGO, TANGO ARGENTINO) mixed tap dance and tango music at Feinstein's/54 Below on February 15.... (more...)
BWW Review: John Lloyd Young Returns To The Cafe Carlyle On A High Note With HEART TO HEART BWW Review: John Lloyd Young Returns To The Cafe Carlyle On A High Note With HEART TO HEART
by Melanie Votaw - February 16, 2018

In his latest show at Cafe Carlyle titled HEART TO HEART, John Lloyd Young continues to hearken back to an earlier era in look, sound, and song choice, mostly performing pieces from the 60s and 70s.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Bring Brazen Hilarity to The Appel Room BWW REVIEW: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Bring Brazen Hilarity to The Appel Room
by Melanie Votaw - February 13, 2018

Rachel Bloom has no shame, and we're all better for it. Performing original music at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room on Feb. 11, 2018, along with co-writer Adam Schlesinger, Bloom arrived on stage with guns blazing.... (more...)
BWW Review: Isaac Mizrahi Plants His Own Tree in Sophomore Show MODERATE TO SEVERE at Cafe Carlyle BWW Review: Isaac Mizrahi Plants His Own Tree in Sophomore Show MODERATE TO SEVERE at Cafe Carlyle
by Troy Frisby - February 07, 2018

Returning to Cafe Carlyle, fashion designer-plus-TV personality-plus-performer Isaac Mizrahi was far too controlled to fall prey to anything remotely resembling a sophomore slump.... (more...)
BWW Feature: Vivian Reed Combines Lena Horne's Class And Feistiness With Her Own In Her Feinstein's/54 Below Tribute Show BWW Feature: Vivian Reed Combines Lena Horne's Class And Feistiness With Her Own In Her Feinstein's/54 Below Tribute Show
by Karis Rogerson - February 06, 2018

Vivian Reed is a performer, through and through, a fact clear from the moment her feet hit the stage (and even before that if she has to saunter through the room first to get there). Even over the phone, her voice brims with confidence and joy as she talks about her current series at Feinstein's/54 ... (more...)
Actor-Singer-Dancer André De Shields and Renowned Jazz Artist Sheila Jordan Among the Honorees at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards Gala Actor-Singer-Dancer André De Shields and Renowned Jazz Artist Sheila Jordan Among the Honorees at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2018

Tony and Drama Desk nominee and multi-Audelco Award winner Andre De Shields and internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan are among the artists who will be honored at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards Gala on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. As is the Bistro... (more...)
BWW Feature: What Being Green for A Year Meant to WICKED'S Jessica Vosk And How She's Channeling That Into Her New Show At Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Feature: What Being Green for A Year Meant to WICKED'S Jessica Vosk And How She's Channeling That Into Her New Show At Feinstein's/54 Below
by Karis Rogerson - January 30, 2018

Life on the road can be grueling, especially if you're a performer belting "Defying Gravity" several times a week for over a year, as actor/singer Jessica Vosk did from September 2016 to 2017. Now that she has her feet planted firmly back in New York, she's detailing her experience with BEING GREEN,... (more...)
BWW Review: Sandra Bernhard Ushers in a New Dawn with SANDEMONIUM at Joe's Pub BWW Review: Sandra Bernhard Ushers in a New Dawn with SANDEMONIUM at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - January 16, 2018

'We're gonna keep it up upbeat. Right, kids?' Finding light in the darkness was a dominant, if not the dominant, theme in 2017, so in closing out the year with SANDEMONIUM, it tracks that Sandra Bernhard would work it into her New Year's show---in her own distinctly Sandyland way, as her patented sn... (more...)
BWW Review: Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Get Cozy with SNOWFALL at Birdland BWW Review: Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Get Cozy with SNOWFALL at Birdland
by Troy Frisby - January 12, 2018

In SNOWFALL at Birdland, Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch offered up a holiday show that was equal parts holly-jolly and melancholy. Through it all, though, there was an undercurrent of warm insularity, each bolstered by the other's presence, even when one would sit a number out and simply watch... (more...)
BWW Review: Alaska Makes the Holidays Spectacular in FOR HEAVEN'S SNAKES at the Laurie Beechman BWW Review: Alaska Makes the Holidays Spectacular in FOR HEAVEN'S SNAKES at the Laurie Beechman
by Troy Frisby - January 11, 2018

The holidays are all about excess, and what's more extra than a drag queen named Alaska Thunderfuck 5000?... (more...)
New Play About Finding Salvation Premieres Tonight at The Chelsea Hotel New Play About Finding Salvation Premieres Tonight at The Chelsea Hotel
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2017

Critically acclaimed actor/writer Elizabeth Pugh will premiere her new play, 222 w. 23rd St., at Dixon Place tonight, December 16th, at 7:30 pm. Directed by Audrey Rapoport.... (more...)
REAL TALK to Bring 'A DIRTBAG HOLIDAY MIRACLE!' to Cherry Tavern REAL TALK to Bring 'A DIRTBAG HOLIDAY MIRACLE!' to Cherry Tavern
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

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New York Philharmonic Sets 2018 'Very Young People's Concerts' Series New York Philharmonic Sets 2018 'Very Young People's Concerts' Series
by BroadwayWorld JR - December 15, 2017

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages 3 to 6, will begin its 13th season Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, January 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street.... (more...)
Monty Alexander, John Pizzarelli, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for January 2018 at Birdland Monty Alexander, John Pizzarelli, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for January 2018 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its January 2018 lineup, featuring An Evening with Monty Alexander - From Kingston to Harlem, Vijay Iyer Sextet, John Pizzarelli, Vincent Herring's The Story of Jazz: 100 Years, David Murray Infinity Quartet, La Tanya Hall and The Andy Milne Trio, Fleurine, Jim Carus... (more...)
New York Early Music to Present A BURGUNDIAN CHRISTMAS New York Early Music to Present A BURGUNDIAN CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

Christmas is always new for Early Music New York and its Founding Director, Frederick Renz. Every year has a different theme - music from different periods, or parts of the world.... (more...)
BWW Feature: MAC's Best Female Vocalists Create Camaraderie From Competition With TOGETHER BWW Feature: MAC's Best Female Vocalists Create Camaraderie From Competition With TOGETHER
by Ashley Steves - December 15, 2017

This past March, at 2017's MAC Awards, honoring the best of cabaret in New York over the past season, as in most years, there were five nominees for Female Vocalist: Celia Berk, Sally Darling, Meg Flather, Josephine Sanges, and Lisa Viggiano. It's not particularly important, in this case, who won. (... (more...)
Interactive Theatre/Film Piece YOU CAN'T KISS A MOVIE Premieres Tonight at HERE Interactive Theatre/Film Piece YOU CAN'T KISS A MOVIE Premieres Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2017

Madeleine Goldsmith presents the world premiere of You Can't Kiss a Movie, written by Shelley Farmer and Alex Hare and directed by Hare.... (more...)
Enda Walsh's BALLYTURK Highlights Irish Arts Center's Spring 2018 Season Enda Walsh's BALLYTURK Highlights Irish Arts Center's Spring 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, announces its Spring 2018 lineup, featuring a characteristically wide range of theatrical, musical, dance, literary, podcast, interdisciplinary and educati... (more...)
3rd Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CABARET SHOW & COAT DRIVE to Benefit New York Cares 3rd Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CABARET SHOW & COAT DRIVE to Benefit New York Cares
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

It's back! The annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Cabaret Show & Coat Drive to benefit New York Cares' coat drive. The hour long show will be presented on Sunday, December 17th at 5pm at The PIT Loft.... (more...)